Seattle-based jewelry designer Jamie Joseph has done it again! Recently launching The Golden Joinery Collection, Jamie's luxury selection highlights gemstones fused together with 22K gold much like the traditional Japanese art of mending pottery - Kintsugi. Known for her carefully selected gemstones, each piece of rough is also hand-cut and re-polished in the Jamie Joseph Studio.
In this hand-cutting & polishing process, gemstones do occasionally fracture leaving behind unusually shaped remnants of spectacular color and quality. The art of Kintsugi allows the designer to up- cycle and rethink the casualties of design. It offers something new and innovative in the fine jewelry space all the while creating a new sustainable approach to material sourcing.
Marrying the gemstones in this innovative technique further adds to the artisanal signature for which Jamie Joseph is renowned. Open-back settings showcase a thoughtful 360-degree composition with golden-joined fissures visible on the inside and outside resulting in a collection complete with precious imperfection.